Yeah, had to leave a message with the peds office. See my 5 yr old came to me shortly after bed time on friday...
"mom, I have a penny stuck in my throat."
"What? Wait, You swallowed a penny?"
"Yeah" (dd is crying and swallowing, luckly NOT choking)
So I halfway start to panic and my MIL tells me that we are not going to get it out of her throat, and gives her a glass of water. I call the ped, they said we did the right thing and to "check her bowl movements for the next 48 hours to make sure it passes, and to give them a call on Monday to let them know.)
Saturday, no poop.
Sunday, poop, no penny
Monday, so far no poop.. but I cannot really follow her around at school and wait for her to poop either.
So I call the ped and let them know that yes indeed I did sift through dd's poop and came up penniless, and what they wanted to do from there...
Sigh.. You know, there are so many things people neglect to tell you about motherhood, now as I sit and think about it.. I'm not going to warn dd when she is older and having kids that she may very well have to sort through one of her own dear children's poops looking for loose change... now I realize.. that moments like these are best left for surprise.... so when she calls me in a panic 20 yrs from now because jr swallowed a penny, I can laugh and tell her where to buy rubber gloves.
Well she had an xray this morning, and the penny was in the home stretch, so it should come out any time. We did also find out that she is very constipated, so she is on a laxative, and now I need to monitor her fluid intake closely for a while see if that helps. SHe really does not like the laxative they gave her, and right now, she associates the laxative with eating the penny, hopefully that deters her in the future!